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Five years ago this week in Plastics News:

Dow Plastics and Exxon Chemical Co. each indicated intentions to license new metallocene catalyst resin technologies.

Partnership for Plastics Progress named Roger Hirl, president and chief executive officer of Occidental Chemical Corp., chairman of the group formed to address recycling issues. The Washington-based group later changed its name to American Plastics Council.

Kent Plastics Co., founded in 1945, closed its custom injection molding and decorating facility in Evansville, Ind. Officials were unable to find a buyer for most of the company's assets after the firm filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in early 1991.